SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022 after it was hailed by Democrats as an example to the nation as it struggles with a growing gap between rich and poor.
SAN BERNARDINO. (AP) - Eighty percent of the nearly $2.5 million donated to the United Way following the San Bernardino terror attack that killed 14 would go to deceased victims' families under a proposed plan.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego harbor cruise boat crashed into a pier while docking Thursday, injuring seven people and causing significant damage to the bow of the vessel and the busy waterfront walkway, fire officials said.
FRESNO (AP) - A wrong-way driver leading authorities on a high-speed chase crashed through a gate and into a fighter jet at a central California naval base, killing himself and a passenger, authorities said Thursday.
CUPERTINO (AP) - The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers suddenly discover they can't keep their most personal information safe. Meanwhile, Apple remains in the dark about how to restore the security of its flagship product.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Saudi Arabia's largest dairy company will soon be unable to farm alfalfa in its own parched country to feed its 170,000 cows. So it's turning to an unlikely place to grow the water-chugging crop - the drought-stricken American Southwest.
BERKELEY (AP) - University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Saturday it will closely monitor UC Berkeley's efforts to address sexual harassment complaints and assaults on campus following an outcry over what some saw as light-handed discipline of faculty members who sexually harassed students and staff.
SANTA ROSA (AP) - The commercial crab season officially opened Saturday after being postponed for more than four months because tests showed high levels of domoic acid, a naturally occurring neurotoxin.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said, a move that would make for the largest statewide minimum in the nation by far.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown granted 59 pardons on Good Friday, in keeping with his tradition of giving pardons to convicted offenders around major Christian holidays including Easter.